A Dotanuki katana with mounts Momoyama period (late 16th/early 17th century)

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Lot 1120
A Dotanuki katana with mounts
Momoyama period (late 16th/early 17th century)

Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

27 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

A Dotanuki katana with mounts
Momoyama period (late 16th/early 17th century)
Sugata (configuration): a broad mihaba, honzukuri, iorimune, o-gissaki, toriizori
Kitae (forging pattern): tightly packed ko-itame
Hamon (tempering pattern): notare mixed with ko-midare with nie, sunagashi and some otsuri
Boshi (tip): midare komi
Nakago (tang): o-suriage machiokuri with kiri file marks and two holes
Habaki (collar): one-piece gold
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 27 9/16in (70.2cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 3/8in (3.5cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 1 3/16in (3cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

19th-century koshirae comprising a black lacquer saya with a silver kojiri carved with crashing waves, tsuka wrapped in black silk and mounted with fuchi-gashira matching the kojiri and shakudo and gold menuki of flowers, the iron Owari sukashi tsuba carved with gnarled pine trees

With Hozon token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 360729 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2001.12.14.
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A Dotanuki katana with mounts Momoyama period (late 16th/early 17th century)
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